Galleria Colonna: a jewel revealed only on a Saturday morning

Last week I finally made it to Rome’s Galleria Colonna to view this fantastic art collection which is only open to the public on Saturday mornings.  Wandering around the ornate, baroque-style rooms of the gallery and admiring the Colonna family’s private art treasures is a glorious way to start the weekend. The gallery, commissioned by … More Galleria Colonna: a jewel revealed only on a Saturday morning

Santa Cecilia: a jewel in the backstreets of Trastevere

I took advantage of a spot of sunshine in an otherwise very rainy Rome to return to one of my favourite places in the Trastevere district: the Basilica of Saint Cecilia. The patron saint of musicians, Cecilia was a Roman noblewoman who died a Christian martyr around the late second/early third century, according to legends … More Santa Cecilia: a jewel in the backstreets of Trastevere